Lee Sloper, a senior at Willsboro Central School and a member of the CV-TEC small engineering program, earned a trip to the national SkillsUSA competition to be held in Kansas City June 24-25 by placing first at the New York State competition, recently held in Syracuse.
As many as 14 sixth-grade students crowded onto a pair of small boxes set up at the other end of a rope swing, trying to stay out of the “lava.”
Students, caregivers, families and friends took to the streets of Elizabethtown May 10 to promote awareness for children with mental illness.
The CFES offices in Essex were unveiled at a grand opening reception attended by Congressman Bill Owens, State Assemblyman Dan Stec and former New York Gov. and Essex resident George Pataki.
Murphy, who works with employers and soldiers to educate them on their responsibilities that go with deployment and getting back into the workforce after employment, was there to present the Patriot Award to the sheriff, a surprise honoring that only he, Undersheriff Michael Badger and Deputy Mark Bruce, who also serves in the Navy Reserve, knew about.
Essex County is looking to better help parents keep their young children safe while on the roads.
Hotaling, who graduated from Plattsburgh State in December with a degree in business, said that opening a sporting goods store was not her top option, but realized that there was a need for it in the community.
Essex County Department of Public Works Director Anthony LaVigne said that the work in the hamlet of Essex to replace the stormwater line on Beggs Point Road had to be halted recently when it was found out the line would run directly into the current town water line.
A total of 10 North Country residents are running for eight open seats on the five local school boards in the region, with only three seats being contested.
During the May 6 Essex County Board of Supervisors monthly meeting, Families First Executive Director JoAnne Caswell talked to the members of Mental Health Month and Children’s Mental Health Week while announcing that the group would be holding an awareness walk in Elizabethtown this Friday.
The Board of Supervisors voted to add $40,000 from contingency to an existing $20,000 budgeted to hold a hazardous waste disposal day at two sites in the county.
However, inside the two barns is the Town of Essex Wastewater Treatment Plant, which recently won a 2013 Excellence In Building Design Competition Award during the Adirondack Park Local Government Day Conference held in Lake Placid.
While there was little opposition to changing the rules for alcohol sales during the Essex County Board of Supervisors meeting May 6, most of the discussion focused on a change to when it could be sold on a specific day.
Students from the Wadleigh Secondary School and Frederick Douglass Academy II in Harlem spent three days with students from Willsboro Central School, part of a College For Every Student (CFES) exchange program between the two districts.
The resolution in support of changing the hours in which an establishment can sell alcohol from 4 a.m. to 3 a.m. passed through the committee, 13-2, making its way to a weighted full board vote May 6.
The Essex County Sheriff’s Department recently received several suggestions to help streamline financial processes from the New York State Comptroller’s Office.
Work on the new radio tower on Little Whiteface will move forward after concerns over the mating habits of an endangered bird were raised last week.
Almost 200 people made their way into the main screening room at the Palace Theatre in Lake Placid April 26 to help launch a campaign to keep small town movie cinemas in the Adirondack region alive.
The Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School Board of Education will present a budget to district voters that comes in below the state tax levy cap
The Keene Central School Board of Education has adopted a budget that will be under the state’s tax levy cap for 2013-14.
Willsboro Central School will present a 2013-14 budget to district residents May 21 that looks a lot like the 2012-13 version.
Essex County is joining with its neighbors to keep invasive plant species out of Lake George.
Scarlett Archer and her classmates at Willsboro Central School then got to work to organize the event, which was held April 14 at the inn.
Daffest will kick off this weekend, highlighted by the annual Daffest Derby, a competition of soapbox derby cars that runs on the LaPan Highway hill from the site of the overpass to the Harrietstown Town Hall.
The AuSable Valley Central School Board of Education was faced with a maximum 4.4 percent state property tax levy cap threshold.
The Adirondack North Country Association and local theaters are hosting a kickoff event for the “Go Digital or Go Dark” fundraising campaign Friday, April 26, from 5 to 6:15 p.m. at the Palace Theatre in Lake Placid.
Supervisor Margaret Bartley called an emergency meeting of the Town Board April 18 cancel several town accounts due to their information being placed at the Elizabethtown Post Office.
Stealing may be wrong in the real world, but Elizabethtown-Lewis senior shortstop Kylee Cassavaugh has made a name for herself thanks to her softball career of pilfering bases off the opposition.
Members of the ELCS Art Club, which has 32 members in total, spent the day not only working on and painting their design on the wall of the Elizabethtown-Lewis Emergency Squad building, but also starting to design bookmarks to help a group that is looking to bring a library to the town of Lewis.
Local residents have worked to repair hiking trails that were recently damaged in Elizabethtown.
Taxpayers with a Basic STAR exemption will have to register with the state in order to continue receiving the discount in 2014.
Now, the time has come for the old clock, which was donated to the town and housed at the church, to make its final turns as the hands that have counted the days for residents have also counted down the lifespan of the motors and gears that have made it run.
Matthew Cech, 8 years old and from Plattsburgh, known to many in the North Country as Mighty Matthew, was sworn in by Sheriff Richard Cutting April 13 with a specific case in mind: help the department find the Lollipop Bandits.
Board Vice Chairman William Ferebee of Keene and Moriah Supervisor Tom Scozzafava presented Jim Kahler of Pre-Tech Plastics in Mineville with a resolution of congratulations on having received AS9100C Certification, a quality management standard specifically written for the aerospace industry and awarded by the Online Aerospace Supplier Information System. The award places Pre-tech among the best in the Aerospace and Defense Quality Management System International Standard.
The Essex County Board of Supervisors approved a new three-year contract with members of the County Chapter of the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA).
According to the County Health Rankings are conducted through a study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, Essex County ranks as the 16th healthiest in the state.
Funding for a popular program offered by Adirondack Community Action Programs will not be available this fall, leaving kids in Westport and Schroon Lake without their usual after school activities.
Throughout the school years, the five-member board has been taking a “tour” of the different departments and classrooms throughout the school, learning more about what each is teaching, the goals for each department and the challenges they are facing as the state moves toward common core curriculum.
The food pantry at Adirondack Community Action Programs in Elizabethtown has recently had to turn away referrals to their food pantry due to lack of supplies.
Superintendent Scott Osborne told members of the School Board and public March 27 that an increase in state aid had cut their previous deficit estimate in half, but the district was still looking for ways to cut $302,914 in the 2013-14 spending plan.
Initially, the Westport Health Center will undergo a 3,700 square foot expansion that will provide space for the growing medical practice. The new space will include a comfortable waiting room, seven exam rooms, office space for physicians, a private registration area, nurses’ work station, lab area, procedure room, and patient consultation room.
During the March 27 meeting of the ELCS Board of Education, Superintendent Scott Osborne asked for permission to speak with the surrounding school districts to look at getting together to draft a merger feasibility study.
Willsboro Central School plans on using up to $612,348 in fund balance to help keep the 2013-14 budget under the state’s cap, but is hoping they will receive some added aid from Albany.
North Country Community College staff joined their peers from seven local high schools and Dole for the event, held at the new CFES office complex in Essex.
The Adirondack Regional Airport in Harrietstown has had a good year, according to manager Corey Hurwitch.
Smoke billowed from the sugarhouse on the 1812 Homestead March 23 as locals and tourists got a chance to see how maple syrup was made in the 19th century.
The sequence of events was part of two days of intensive training March 20-21 at a former office complex in Lake Placid held for local New York State Police, Sheriff’s departments, municipal police and DEC law enforcement, among others.
Jay Supervisor and Essex County Board Chairman Randy Douglas said March 25 that he sent a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo asking him if Essex County would be a candidate for one of three gaming facilities proposed to be built in upstate New York earlier this year.
Superintendent Paul Savage presented three plans to the AVCS Board of Education during its March 20 meeting, with deficits ranging from $834,494 to $1,119,223.
Juliann Beatty was introduced as the new Essex County Probation Department director March 25, although her appointment must still go before the entire board of supervisors.